Jammin' July & Adjustment August

Jammin’ July & Adjustment August

Jammin’ in July -

Competitive Swimming in July is the summer version of swimming’s March Madness! Unfortunately, it’s also been an unusually bad month for storms. *CE Make-ups will be offered! Just as unfortunate, we couldn’t have any SHARK RACES due to the weather and USA Swimming competitions.

July and the beginning of August is the time of Championship swimming competitions when the season worth of training pays off!

We started Jammin' on the weekend of July 7th at USA Swimming’s Southern Zone – South Sectional Swimming Championships, where we 10 SHARKS competed in Gainesville! We came away many great swims and allot of personal best times. Plus, we accomplished the extremely rare feat of having the Female and Male High Point Awards from the same team! Our AquaKids SHARK’s Mary Smutny and Miguel Cancel both won the High Point Awards against some of the best competition in our Section of the US!

This past weekend (7/14), we were in Pembroke Pines at the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Developmental Championships (AKA as the Last Chance to qualify for Junior Olympics). 19 SHARKS attended and raced to many personal bests and quite a few new Junior Olympic qualifying times. Alan Bertea, Elise Dinehart, Ivan Grass, Adrian Hernandez, Ethan McPeek, Garrett Oliver, Emma Schain, and Lydia Smutny all finished in the top 3 of some of their events! CONGRATULATIONS to Gold Medals Elise Dinehart, Ivan Grass, Adrian Hernandez, Ethan McPeek and Lydia Smutny!

To Finish Jammin’ July:
• Florida Gold Coast 14 & Under Long Course Junior Olympics (7/19-22) in Stuart!
• USA National Swimming Championships (7/25-29) in Irvine, CA!
• Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships (7/27-29) in Coral Springs!
• USA Junior National Swimming Championships (7/31-8/4) in Irvine, CA!
• USA Swimming Futures Championships (8/2-5) in Cary, NC!

Jammin’ July is also turning out to be “STORMIN’ JULY”!

*Due to the unavoidable CE lesson cancellations due to lightning, makeups for CE lessons will be offered! Please email Coach Shirley (aksharks.swimteam@gmail.com) to schedule makeup lessons. Makeups are available Mondays-Thursdays between 3:30 & 6:30 pm until August 16th!

Adjustment August -

August is a month of “Adjustments” at the end of a busy summer. BUT, our annual SHARK and Family Relay RACES will be on Friday, August 24th! With the start of the new school year, it’s our “Annual Fall Schedule Change”! This change occurs as the Westminster Christian School Swim Team’s Scholastic Swimming Season starts and they utilize the pool for practices and competitions until 5:00 pm during the weekdays. All CE classes, 3:30-5:00 stop until the end of the school season in the beginning of November! Those 3:30-5:00 classes August dues are pro-rated! 

Great White and Mako SHARKS begining of August will also sometimes be adjusted. You will be notified of any changes!

NO Saturday Practices on August 11th and 18th!

2018 AquaKids Fall Schedule Change*

*Starts Monday August 20, 2018 and ends Friday, November 2, 2018
Please check the aksharks.com “What’s New” section for the Saturday schedule posted every Friday!

Great White SHARKS: 
Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:00-8:00 pm (Dry Land then Swim)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:00-8:00 pm (Swim Only)
Fridays: 5:30-8:00 pm (Dry Land then Swim)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 5:00-6:30 am
Saturdays: 7:00-9:30 am & 11:15 am-12:45 pm @ SOFLO (Swim Only)

Mondays & Wednesdays: 6:00-8:00 pm (Swim Only)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30-8:00 pm (Dry Land then Swim)
Fridays: 6:30-8:00 pm (Swim Only)
Saturdays: 7:00-9:30 am (Swim Only) Or SOFLO - TBA

Hammerhead SHARKS
Mondays-Thursdays: 5:00-6:00 pm (Swim Only)
Fridays: 5:00-6:30 pm
Saturdays: 7:00-9:30 am (Swim then Dry Land)

Dusky SHARKS:  
Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00 pm
Fridays: 5:00-6:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:00-11:00 am (Dry Land then Swim)

Blue SHARKS (Mon/Wed, 5:30-6:30 & 6:30-7:30 Groups)
Mondays & Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00 pm
Fridays: 5:00-6:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:00-11:00 am (Dry Land then Swim)

Blue SHARKS (Tues/Thurs, 5:30-6:30 & 6:30-7:30 Groups):                    
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00-6:00 pm
Fridays: 5:00-6:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:00-11:00 am (Dry Land then Swim)

Basking and Whale SHARKS (Masters/Adults):
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 5:00-7:00 am - change from previous ending time!
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturdays: 7:00-8:00 am as announced on Fridays on “What’s New” at aksharks.com
Continuing Education (CE) Swimmers Time change:

Angel, Leopard, Sand and Bull SHARKS:
*All CE before 5:00 pm will stop and will return November 5th, 2018! Except Noon Time CE Groups!
*All Angel, Leopard, Sand and Bull SHARKS Classes 5:00 pm and later remain the same!
*Any questions, please email Coach Shirley at aksharks.swimteam@gmail.com